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Eric Paslay Says Fun Songs Like "Friday Night" Are Deceptively Simple

Image courtesy of EMI Nashville (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of EMI Nashville (via ABC News Radio)

Upon first listen, Eric Paslay 's fun, uptempo hit, "Friday Night," may seem like a mindless ditty, but it actually takes quite a bit of skill to write a song that gets people on their feet. Like most new songwriters, Eric tended to make up a lot of slow ballads when he was younger. Faster songs like "Friday Night" only started coming out right for Eric once he got a little experience under his belt.

He tells ABC News Radio, "I think it's harder because a fun song has more lyrics. It's more of a melody. Usually it's a catchy thing. When you think of slow songs, there's less lyric. There's more of a long note on every word."

Eric has obviously mastered the art of writing fun country hits. He had a hand in writing Jake Owen 's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" as well as "Friday Night." Look for Eric's self-titled debut album to hit stores February 4.

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